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Democracy and lawyers

This is apropos of S. T. Hussain’s letter ‘Democracy and lawyers’. I take exception to his view that lawyers “protesting against the government are actually against democracy in Pakistan.” I don’t know how he reached this conclusion.

In a democratic country, all people, including lawyers, have the right to protest when they see their government leaders looting the national exchequer and not doing anything to solve the problems of the people.
Not only have lawyers played a leading role in bringing down unpopular governments in the past, but it was also a lawyer, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, who despite massive opposition created Pakistan.
We should be grateful that we still have able lawyers who cannot be bought.
SHAKIR LAKHANI
Karachi
Published in DAWN, 2nd July 2012

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